Statewide Day of Recognition
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Honors and Recognizes our Heroes in Law Enforcement
Rosemount, MN— Officer Gage Litzner was one of over 100 law enforcement personnel throughout the state of Minnesota recognized for their outstanding efforts in DWI enforcement and education on Thursday, May 26 at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Statewide Recognition Event.
Each year, MADD recognizes the brave men and women of Minnesota for their commitment to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. Law enforcement plays a critical role in the fight to eliminate this 100 percent preventable crime.
“Officer Litzner removed 26 impaired drivers from our roadways in 2021, which was nearly 75% of our agency’s DWI arrests for the year,” stated Sergeant Alex Eckstein of the Rosemount Police Department. He continued, “Officer Litzner has a strong passion for DWI enforcement and continues to share this passion through enforcement and education. There is no doubt that Officer Litzner’s proactive approach to removing impaired drivers off our streets made our community safer!”
Together with TSR Injury Law, the Minnesota office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored officers from 51 departments, totaling in 4,631 impaired driving arrests in 2021.
‘It is an honor for us to recognize the heroes in law enforcement for their lifesaving efforts’, says Veronica Hawman, Regional Executive Director for MADD Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. ‘These men and women are on the front lines, saving lives and protecting our communities from impaired driving.’
MADD hosts law enforcement and community recognition events across the country. These events provide an opportunity to honor outstanding service in the fight to create a future of No More Victims®.
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